Madden gets its fastest QB ever, as well as a video game legend congratulates him
Madden gets its fastest QB ever, as well as a video game legend congratulates him

Lamar Jackson, the fleet quarterback for your Baltimore Ravens, is rated 96 in speed within the latest Madden NFL 20 update — making them the fastest quarterback in Madden history, surpassing one on the greatest game athletes out of them all.

That will be Michael Vick in the Atlanta Falcons in Madden NFL 2004, remembered alongside Jeremy Roenick and Tecmo Bo Jackson as one in the last great overpowered game athletes. Sixteen numerous years of live service and weekly roster updates have since made superhuman players obsolete, as rating science has got better along with the ability to rerate and rebalance the action has sifted out anomalies.

Jackson’s 7.1 yards per rushing attempt leads all NFL runners, with his fantastic 897 rushing yards is ninth inside the league overall. On Monday, he led the Ravens to your 45-6 throttling of defending NFC champion Los Angeles, running for 95 yards on eight carries while throwing five touchdowns.

Those were, ahem, ordinary outcomes for Madden 2004 Vick, rated 95 in SPD. Vick have also been rated 95 overall, with 94 acceleration to Jackson’s 93, meaning he hits top speed slightly faster. Vick also stood a whopping 97 throwing ability to Jackson’s 91.

Throwing accuracy continues to be broken out differently from the 16 years since Madden NFL 2004, nonetheless it looks like Vick carries a slight edge there, with 84; Jackson’s average of throwing accuracy, short, medium, and deep, is 84.67. But if you incorporate his 88 throwing on the move, and 89 throwing pressurized, it's up to 85.6.

Still, it bears mentioning that Vick’s ratings were about the disc, and immutable. Jackson’s SPD has risen by 11 within the nearly four months since Madden 20 launched. Where Jackson really posseses an edge over Vick in running, however, is his 69 (nice) ball carrying. Vick were built with a 54 CAR, and the high risk of coughing the ball up would be a notorious review his his otherworldly power. It still didn’t stop players from making an eleventeen-step drop and rollout before spearing Peerless Price over a fly pattern to convert 4th-and-31 using their company own 10.

In a news release, EA Sports noted that Jackson can be just as popular with Madden fans. The company’s telemetry gave him 704 million rushing yards one of the player base (yes, really, EA keeps track of this). His 6.3 million rushing touchdowns are also the most since launch.

Jackson’s milestone comes each week after Christian McCaffrey, the Carolina Panthers running back, was presented a 99 overall rating, becoming the youngest player to achieve that summit. McCaffrey, who started the time of year rated 91, joined five other running backs — including Hall-of-Famers Barry Sanders, Marshall Faulk, and LaDainian Tomlinson — to get a 99 OVR sooner or later in their Madden careers.

To celebrate Jackson’s speed rating, Vick presented Jackson while using cleats from an EA Sports-Nike collaboration, commemorating Jackson’s otherworldly talent. The shoes certainly are a variation within the Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro 3 that Jackson already wears; they give tributes to his 96 SPD and “Not damaging to a RB,” a hitting the ground with the dismissive scouting which have Jackson, a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at Louisville, as better suited to running back. “Whoever said hello to Lamar, now they’re eating those words,” Vick said.

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